THE COLLEGE WATCH COMPANY WORKPLACE CODE OF CONDUCT
The College Watch Company’s Workplace Code of Conduct (the “Code”) defines labor standards that aim to achieve decent and humane working conditions. The College Watch Company strives to establish best practices for respectful and ethical treatment of workers, and in promoting sustainable conditions through which workers earn fair wages in a safe and healthy workplace. When differences or conflicts in standards arise, The College Watch Company shall apply the highest standard.
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP. The College Watch Company adheres to rules and conditions of employment that respect workers and, at a minimum, safeguard their rights under national and international labor and social security laws and regulations.
NONDISCRIMINATION. The College Watch Company is committed to maintaining open work environments free of inappropriate and disrespectful behavior, and that encourage individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to bring a variety of ideas to the company. In accordance with this commitment, no person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, social group or ethnic origin. It is also the continuing policy of The College Watch Company to take affirmative action in employment pursuant to applicable federal and state laws.
HARASSMENT OR ABUSE. Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity and is to be free of any conduct that is offensive, hostile or intimidating. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
FORCED LABOR. There shall be no use of forced labor, including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or other forms of forced labor.
CHILD LABOR. No person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. The College Watch Company shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT. At The College Watch Company, the health and safety of our employees is our first concern and responsibility. The College Watch Company is committed to making every reasonable effort to provide our employees with a safe and healthy working environment. The College Watch Company shall provide a safe and healthy workplace setting to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of The College Watch Company’s facilities. Further, The College Watch Company recognizes that air, land and water are finite resources and must be protected and used wisely in order to assure their survival for future generations. To that end, The College Watch Company is committed to observing sound environmental practices and shall adopt responsible measures to mitigate negative impacts that the workplace has on the environment.
WORKPLACE VIOLENCE. The College Watch Company provides a work environment free from violence or threats of violence against individuals, groups, or employees. To that end, The College Watch Company strictly prohibits the use of violence or threats of violence in the workplace and views such actions very seriously. The possession of weapons in the workplace, threats, threatening or menacing behavior, stalking, or acts of violence against employees, visitors, guests, or other individuals by anyone on company property will not be tolerated, even if meant as a joke or claimed to be without malicious intent.
HOURS OF WORK. The College Watch Company shall not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours. The College Watch Company shall allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual. The College Watch Company shall not request overtime on a regular basis and shall compensate all overtime work at a premium rate. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours.
COMPENSATION. Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the worker’s basic needs. The College Watch Company shall pay at least the minimum wage, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any fringe benefits required by law or contract.